Freshome’s Tips on How to Entertain at Home

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You’ve got the cake and champagne. But what else do you need to entertain at home? Image: Danenberg Design

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Whether you’ve lived in your house for years or are just moving into your first apartment, planning to entertain at home can be a big undertaking. You want your house or apartment to look its best and your guests to feel comfortable. You can cook and clean and still be left feeling like your space isn’t ready. But don’t panic! We’ve got you covered. Our Freshome team has a very wide range of experience when it comes to entertaining at home. We all love home design and enjoy freshening up our spaces for guests, but we also know that breaking our backs to get
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5 Top Tips for Arranging Your Home for Entertaining

With guests coming over for the holidays, you may be wondering how to accommodate them all. This can be especially true if you have multiple people coming over from different sides of the family or other separate social areas of your life. Without proper organization in your home, you could end up with crowded clusters of people milling about awkwardly. Luckily, it’s actually pretty easy to accommodate all kinds of different people. Some of these ideas just involve changing the furniture around. Others might have you planning for your next remodel. Below, you’ll find multiple tips for arranging your home for entertaining.
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Your guests will appreciate intimate seating areas. Image: Scott Weston Architecture Design PL

Think Intimacy for Sitting Areas

A hallmark of a well-organized home during a party is having multiple intimate seating areas. The photo above shows an example of such an area. Multiple individual seats face each
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Jonathan Adler And Amazon Partner Up To Bring You Happy Chic at Amazing Prices

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Believe it or not, Amazon is just now rolling out their first exclusive home collection. And who better to collab with than designer Jonathan Adler, Mr. Happy Chic?  The line, called Now House, features luxe furniture, rugs and home decor – all at amazing prices when compared to Adler’s signature collection.

Here are our favorite items from the new Jonathan Adler Now House Line, exclusively at Amazon:

Breakfast In Blue

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This tall bar set featuring a mirrored top is perfect for small dining spaces or your terrace. All images: Amazon

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Pretty In Pink

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Every object in this living room setting features a fresh, new color, from Millennial pink to powder blue to teal.

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24 Thanksgiving Table Runners That Can Add Flair to Your Table

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  For as little as $18, you can transform your holiday table with a Thanksgiving table runner. You don’t have to go all out with fine china, pumpkins, leaves and a forest wonderland (although that would be pretty cool). All you need is a dining table, countertop or coffee table and one of these table runners. Layer as much or as little as you want to add Thanksgiving flair. Once you add a table runner, consider layering your table setting with candles, dishes and a centerpiece. The more the merrier this holiday season. And the more delightful your table will look!
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The foundation of your festive Thanksgiving table is the table runner. Add as much or as little as you like. Runner: Crate &

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Using Mirrors as a Design Element

We all know that mirrors can make a room appear larger – and that’s a neat trick –  but mirrors are more than just one-trick ponies. They can also be used as a design element to help complete whatever look you’re trying to achieve. A mirror can provide either contrast or balance when used correctly. It can also unify a space or serve as the focal point. However, it’s important to make sure that the scale and proportion are harmonious with the setting. Below are just some of the many ways you can use mirrors as a design element.

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A trendy New York bathroom for two. Image: SGH Designs

This mirror is suspended from the ceiling and serves as the room’s focal point while providing both interest and contrast. However, the mirror is also functional, serving to separate the two back-to-back vanities and allowing the users on either side
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6 Tips to Get an Updated Color Scheme Without Painting

If you want to get a fresh look in your home for 2019, then you might want to try updating to a new color scheme. Playing with your room’s color is a great way to breathe some new life into the space. But you may be picturing major changes, like having to completely repaint the room or get all-new furniture. There are actually several different ways to update the color scheme in your home that don’t require a major overhaul. So take a look below for some easy ways to get a new or updated color scheme in your home for the new year.
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Don’t feel limited to just one accent color. Image: Mary Dewalt Design Group

Two Accent Colors

If you already have an accent color that you worked perfectly into your space, you can still have an updated color scheme. One idea is to incorporate a second accent
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Interior Designer Inspiration for Styling Your Coffee Table

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Styling your coffee table sets the vibe for your entire living room. Image: Pottery Barn

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We love the look of a styled coffee table to give your living room a pulled-together feel. When you think of your coffee table as more than just a surface for setting drinks and a book or two, you can create a stylish addition to your decor. When styling your coffee table, you’ll want to keep functionality in mind. A beautiful display of books and accessories is wonderful, but be sure you leave room for the essentials (like coasters and space for snacks and drinks). Once you have assessed how you actually use your coffee table, get inspired by these clever styling ideas from top interior designers:

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Get Your Home Farmhouse-Chic With Ashley Furniture’s New mane + mason Collection

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  The farmhouse design craze is real. In the last five years, Pinterest searches for modern farmhouse style are up more than 300 percent. Everything Chip and Joanna Gaines create sells out quickly. If you’re one of the many design enthusiasts that love the modern farmhouse look, you’re gonna love the new Ashley HomeStore lifestyle brand, mane + mason. mane + mason features a modern farmhouse aesthetic for young urban families looking for quality yet low-maintenance furnishings. According to Ashley, their new collection features “well-worn woods, woven wicker storage and galvanized steel as staples of the lifestyle, while bright and bold accents pop against the gentle shades of upholstery.”

Here are some of the best mane + mason pieces (by category) from the 450-item collection:

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Ashley HomeStore lifestyle brand mane + mason
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Check Out The Inside’s New Katherine Carter for Homepolish Collection

The Inside is a great source for affordable home accents as well as textiles, similar to what you’d find if you work with a top interior designer. And now you can buy affordable, Mid-Century modern style pieces from one of the busiest interior designers around with the Katherine Carter for Homepolish collection. Her top clients include Lauren Conrad and Marianna Hewitt. Her first home collection, in collaboration with The Inside, is offered in three custom prints she says were inspired by “natural textures and organic shapes in a reduced, modern palette.” The Katherine Carter for Homepolish collection at The Inside is perfect for renters as well as apartment dwellers. The collection’s pieces are small-scale and also include removable wallpapers that are perfect for dressing up a wall and taking it down when moving out.

Here’s a look at The Inside’s new Katherine Carter for Homepolish collection:

Everything You Need to Know About Using Textiles in Interior Design

Too often in interior design, textiles are seen as an afterthought. People view them as a finishing touch rather than a crucial component of the design as a whole. In reality, however, you can’t design a room without them. That’s why we’ve dedicated this piece to textiles. Read on to learn how they contribute to a room and how to use them in the right way. We hope you gain a new appreciation for your home’s fabrics.
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The term “textile” refers to anything in the room woven or made of fabric. Image: DHD Architecture and Interior Design

What are textiles?

In interior design, the term “textile” refers to any product that’s woven or made of fabric. It may sound simple, but these pieces are used in a variety of applications throughout any room. You can see them in design elements, such as:

Enjoy Sweet Dreams With These DIY Headboard Ideas

A headboard is one of the last things you see before you fall asleep and one of the first things you see when you wake up. Demonstrate your unique design style by creating your own. Below are some ideas and tips to get you started.
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Do you think the formula for sleep is on this London bedroom’s headboard? Image: Clifton Interiors Ltd

Chalk headboard

Create this look with a can of black chalkboard paint. Almost any type of wall – drywall, plaster, wood, brick or concrete – will work, as long is it is properly prepped. Chalkboard paint is easy to apply, dries fast and can be cleaned with soap and water. But you’re not limited to the color black – chalkboard paint comes in just about every color. If you don’t want to use paint, consider chalkboard contact paper – and yes, you can use chalk on it.

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Reveals What’s Trending

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) tracks yearly trends through its Best in American Living award winners and its Design Trends Roundtable. Alexandra Isham, Program Manager for Design at the NAHB, let Freshome in on some of the trends the organization has observed.

The lines are blurring between commercial and residential applications.

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Industrial features add to the beauty of this Seattle home. Image: Laurence Architecture

Materials are being used interchangeably in commercial and residential products, according to Isham. “A couple of examples include metal and wire railing systems in single-family houses, even ones with more traditional details where we would normally expect wood,” she says. “Another example is exposed metal beams, even in smaller cottages, that are tastefully incorporated.” Isham explains that these are the kinds of details normally seen in trendy retail settings and other types of commercial spaces.

Mid-century modern takes a back seat.

Decorating With Olive Green: 30 Ideas For Fall And Beyond

Olive green is on-trend – and it appears it will be one of the topmost stylish colors for the next few years. It varies greatly in hue and saturation from cool to warm tones, giving you plenty of flexibility when decorating with olive green. Also known as cargo, sage and even chartreuse, the color is quite versatile. It’s the perfect shade to add to your living space this fall. Here are some beautiful interiors to inspire you to try decorating with olive green. Update your space with olive to add a warm, modern fall feel to your home.

Add Olive Green Window Treatments

When decorating with olive green around your windows, go with a richer, bolder shade or pattern since you’ll only be seeing a small area of the curtain.
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A floral setting featuring violet-colored flowers ties in the elegant olive silk curtains. Image: Scott Weston Architecture

Thanksgiving Decorating Checklist

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Start your Thanksgiving decorating plans early to make the most of the season. Image: Improvements Catalog

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  We love the colors and flavors of Thanksgiving. The highlight of fall is decorating our homes with warm hues while anticipating welcoming guests for Thanksgiving dinner. Whether your holiday will be spent as a couple, with your immediate family or with a large group of friends and relatives, great decorating requires a plan. With so many details to keep track of this season, a guide is helpful. We have your Thanksgiving decorating checklist.

1. Choose Your Theme

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Use the dramatic colors of late autumn for your Thanksgiving decorating. Image: Grandin Road

To create your Thanksgiving style, you can decorate elaborately or just add harvest-inspired accents around

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Warm & Welcoming: 10 Guest Bedroom Essentials

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These 10 guest bedroom essentials will help you make an ideal retreat for your visitors. Image: 2id Interiors

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  When decorating your home, the guest bedroom is often an afterthought. After all, why put your favorite pieces in the room you’ll visit the least? Leaving room in your guest room also gives anyone who stays with you the opportunity to spread out and get comfortable in the space. This doesn’t mean the room should feel spartan, though. There are a few guest bedroom essentials that can help make the space feel welcoming and ensure your guests are comfortable. We’ve put together a handy list of 10 guest bedroom essentials. Add these items to the room to create an ideal retreat for any visitor.

12 Times Acrylic Furniture Made All The Difference In A Room (And Why It Will Work In Your Interiors)

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  Acrylic furniture, sometimes also known as lucite, has been around since the 70s. Yet, this look isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The translucent material has what it takes to stand the test of time and still look the part of today’s modern interiors. Don’t believe us? Keep scrolling. We put together some design inspiration on how to pull this look off in your own space. By the end of this post, you, too, will be on Team Acrylic.
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We’ll explain a little bit about why acrylic pieces are here to stay. Image: Portal Design Inc

Why it works

When working with any interior, you need to consider visual weight. Visual weight refers to the measure of force an object has on the eye,
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Fall Head Over Heels for These 16 Headboards

Your bedroom is probably the room in your home that your guests see the least. That doesn’t mean it should be ignored, though. You spend a good part of your day in your bedroom, and you want to be able to wow the occasional guest who walks through. Fortunately, a single addition to your room can completely transform it. It’s time to start shopping headboards. Adding an interesting headboard creates a focal point in your bedroom. A noteworthy headboard backing your bed is a multifunctional piece. It’s an interesting piece of furniture, it essentially doubles as art and it sets the tone for your room’s design. And your options for headboards are pretty much endless. Here are just a handful of ideas to get you started.

Geometric headboards

If you want to add a layer of visual interest to your bedroom, look no further than a geometric headboard. Different patterns,
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Benefit Cosmetics And PBTeen Have Teamed Up To Bring You The Home Decor Collection Of Your Girly-Glam Fantasies

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.   Get ready to say goodbye to your allowance – or paycheck – because two titan teen brands have teamed up to deliver you the home decor collection of your girly-glam fantasies. This collaboration between Benefit Cosmetics and PBTeen is unapologetically feminine and totally on-trend. Its beauty-inspired decor delivers plenty of rose gold with a little bit of a 70s art deco vibe. Trust us when we say you won’t be able to get enough.

The whole collection is utterly swoon-worthy, in the best way possible.

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“The Benefit x PBteen Collection is mod with a nod to the 1970s! It’s inspired by the luxe glam rock aesthetics of the era with opposite forces fusing together in
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Top Designer Tips to Style Your Nightstand

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Style your nightstand with pastel colors and mid-century modern inspiration. Image: Williams Sonoma Home

Nightstands have a way of attracting clutter with everyday use. Is there really a way to organize the items we keep close at hand every night? We spoke with top interior designers to find out their favorite ways of maximizing this small surface while making it a stylish focal point in the bedroom. Instead of using your nightstand as a catch-all, you can style it to be functional and attractive with these simple ideas:

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Use nightstands to express your unique creativity and taste. Image: Lisa Gilmore

Get creative with personal touches

Interior designer Lisa Gilmore, known for her colorful and glamorous design, shares her out-of-the-box tips to style your nightstand in unique ways:

Rae Dunn’s New Collection for Kirkland’s Defines Country Kitchen Goals

We hope you like the products we recommend. Just so you are aware, Freshome may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.  If you’re a fan of farmhouse style, whether you know it or not, you’re a fan of Rae Dunn. This artist’s work has lined the shelves of many popular home goods stores for years. Her work brings a warmth and simplicity that’s synonymous with the modern country home. Her new line for Kirkland’s, which debuted on August 17th, is no different. The collection consists of 37 individual country-chic accessories. From serving dishes big enough to feed the whole family to champagne flutes fit for a celebration, this new line has everything you need to help make a house into a home.

Rae Dunn’s collection showcases ‘perfectly imperfect’ elements of the country kitchen aesthetic

On the collection and her inspiration behind it, Rae Dunn
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